Fayetteville to consider intersection change order


The meeting Thursday of the Fayetteville City Council will be brief, with council members considering a change order for the Ga. Highway 314/Banks Road intersection project and the retirement and sale of police K-9 dog “Duke.”

City engineer Don Easterbrook will propose the $24,871 change order for the construction of the 1-cent sales tax-funded full turn lane and sidewalk project on White Road approaching Hwy. 314 that is part of the 314/White/Banks intersection project.

Easterbrook said the work was originally designed for the Connecting Sidewalks project because city officials thought it would be done first, but now it makes more sense to complete this work with the other work at the intersection as part of the Hwy. 314/White Road/Banks Road project, he said.

“We will be able to complete all the work at the intersection at one time instead of impacting the intersection twice. This work will be deducted from the Connecting Sidewalks project so there is no net loss to the city,” Easterbrook said in a May 27 memo.

Also at the meeting, Police Chief Steve Heaton is expected to recommend the retirement and sale of Duke, oldest of the department’s three dogs. Duke has encountered problems re-certifying and Heaton is recommending that he be sold to his handler who has offered to pay $1,000.

Heaton said Duke was purchased with drug seizure funds. The $1,000 will be returned to that account, Heaton said.

Heaton said he would not be replacing Duke at this time.